Source: NDTV Education
On Sunday, the Tamil Nadu government announced the postponement of the Class 12 board examination, complete lockdown on Sundays, and effective April 20, night curfew from 10 pm to 4 am. A high-level meeting was chaired by Chief Minister K Palaniswami to review the Covid-19 scenario in the state, the government announced measures, including the Sunday lockdown to help prevent the rapid rise in the spread of the virus.
The government said in an official release that, though the Class 12 board examination is deferred, the ongoing practical’s would be conducted as per plan. Originally, the government had planned to hold the Higher Secondary Second Year exams from May 3 to May 21.
During the night curfew, private and public transport including those by autorickshaws and taxis shall not be allowed. Visiting beaches, zoos, and all tourist destinations like Nilgiris and Kodaikanal are barred.
On Sunday Tamil Nadu reported 10,723 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the caseload to 9,91,451, while recoveries mounted to 9,07,947 with 5,925 patients being discharged. Active cases in the state now stood at 70,391.